$1400 grant for Adelong museum

Chris Gately and Margaret Bentley of Adelong Alive Museum, Wes Fang MLC and Tom Wiles and John Annetts of Adelong Alive Museum on Wednesday.

Adelong Alive Museum is to release a special pamphlet about the history of its main street thanks to a $1400 grant from the NSW Government.

Wagga Wagga-based Member of the Legislative Council Wes Fang was there to officially hand over the grant on Wednesday.

“This will allow the museum to produce a brochure highlighting the historical composition of the main street (Tumut Street) for a walking tour,” he said.

The Royal Australian Historical Society applied for the grant and the museum volunteers are appreciative.

“This is wonderful,” Museum secretary Margaret Bentley said.

“It will help a lot design, artwork and printing.”

Mr Fang said there was a surprising amount of interesting history in Adelong and the pamphlet was not only good for tourists, but also residents.

“Many people have lived here their whole lives and don’t know the historical significance of the area,” he said.

“I find this stuff fascinating. This is a beautiful museum and to be able to support it is great.”

This is one of several grants that will be distributed to such organisations in the Riverina.

“The NSW government is in a strong financial position so it is able to contribute back to the community in these ways,” Mr Fang said.

“No other state can give these sorts of grants.”